List of turnpikes in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire Turnpike System
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The New Hampshire Turnpike System is a system of 93 miles (150 km) of limited-access highway, 36 miles (58 km) of which are part of the National Highway System, within the U.S. state of New Hampshire. The Turnpike System is managed by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) Bureau of Turnpikes.


There were a number of turnpikes built in New Hampshire during the period of 1796 to 1830, totaling 500 miles (800 km) in length.[1] These were toll roads for horse traffic, which were built by private companies.[1] Such early turnpikes included:


There are three limited-access highways that make up the New Hampshire Turnpike System:

Number Length (mi)[4] Length (km) Southern or western terminus Northern or eastern terminus Formed Removed Notes
Blue Star Turnpike 16.13 25.96 I-95 at Salisbury, MA I-95 at Kittery, ME 01957-01-011957 current also known as the New Hampshire Turnpike (I-95)
Everett Turnpike 39.867 64.160 US 3 at Tyngsborough, MA I-93 / NH 9 in Concord 01955-01-01c. 1955 current also known as the Central Turnpike or Central New Hampshire Turnpike
Spaulding Turnpike 33.2 53.4 I-95 / US 1 Byp. / US 4 / NH 16 in Portsmouth NH 16 / NH 125 in Milton 01956-01-01c. 1956 current overlapped by New Hampshire Route 16

The Blue Star and Spaulding Turnpikes are also known collectively as the Eastern Turnpike.

See also

The second toll plaza on the Spaulding Turnpike northbound, near Rochester


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Brown, Janice (August 23, 2006). "New Hampshire's Turnpike History". Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Brindley, Michael (January 2, 2014). "Marking History: First New Hampshire Turnpike In Northwood". Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  3. ^ Holman, Katrina (January 11, 2011). "The Second New Hampshire Turnpike in Amherst and Mont Vernon – Part One" (PDF). The Amherst Citizen. Amherst, New Hampshire. p. 8. Retrieved December 2, 2020 – via
  4. ^ Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance (February 20, 2015). "NH Public Roads". Concord: New Hampshire Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 7, 2015.

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